|Ellen 't Hoen: Pool medical patents, save lives - TED.com|
Patenting a new drug helps finance its immense cost to develop -- but that same patent can put advanced treatments out of reach for sick people in developing nations, at deadly cost. Ellen 't Hoen talks about an elegant, working solution to the problem: the Medicines Patent Pool. (Filmed at TEDxZurich.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxZurich; 2012
|Sebastian Wernicke: 1000 TEDTalks, 6 words - TED.com|
Sebastian Wernicke thinks every TEDTalk can be summarized in six words. At TEDxZurich, he shows how to do just that -- and less.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxZurich; TED; Talks; statistics; visualizations; 2011
|Nicolas Perony: Puppies! Now that I’ve got your attention, complexity theory - TED.com|
Animal behavior isn't complicated, but it is complex. Nicolas Perony studies how individual animals -- be they Scottish Terriers, bats or meerkats -- follow simple rules that, collectively, create larger patterns of behavior. And how this complexity born of simplicity can help them adapt to new circumstances, as they arise.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; animals; complexity; TEDxZurich 2013; 2013
|James B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world? - TED.com|
James Glattfelder studies complexity: how an interconnected system -- say, a swarm of birds -- is more than the sum of its parts. And complexity theory, it turns out, can reveal a lot about how the economy works. Glattfelder shares a groundbreaking study of how control flows through the global economy, and how concentration of power in the hands of a shockingly small number leaves us all vulnerable...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; complexity; economics; global issues; TEDxZurich; 2012